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Asian-Owned Businesses & Community Tension in Washington

One of D.C.'s most prominent politicians inflamed long-running tensions last week when he disparaged the Asian-owned businesses that serve the city's poorest wards. Former Mayor and current D.C. Council Member Marion Barry accused some of those business owners of running "dirty shops" and suggested they close down and move out. We explore what this episode reveals about the complicated relationships among the city's African American and Asian communities.

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In New Neapolitan Novel, Fans Seek Clues About Mysterious Author's Past

Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante's books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.
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For Centuries, People Have Searched For Answers In The Bottom Of A Tea Cup

The practice of reading tea leaves had its heyday during Victorian times, when fascination with the occult and self-analysis thrived. It was safer than other forms of divination and persists today.
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Kentucky Clerk Defies Supreme Court Ruling In Denying Marriage Licenses

A county clerk in Kentucky refused to issue any marriage licenses Tuesday, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that compelled her to issue licenses to same-sex couples.
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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation" (Rebroadcast)

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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